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i provide for you a word file which contains everything you need to complete this short essay you gonna watch a short film about only 14 minutes and this is the question that will make easy for you to focus on the points it’s only 400-600 words.
After viewing the short film "Our Time Is Up," review the five components of the Plot Structrue Diagram. Identify each component in the film, and explain how your choice fits the description/function of each component. For example, identify the events of the film that comprise the Exposition, and explain how the events you have identified serve the function of the Exposition. Then do the following for the inciting event, rising action, climax, and falling action. You may do a short paragraph for each of the five plot structure components. It is STRONGLY recommended that you write about each of the components IN ORDER (for example, start with the exposition rather than the climax).
As you write, keep the following points in mind:
Essays should be 400-600 words
A plot has five main components, and each has its own function within the unfolding of a play or film.
These parts are:
· Inciting Event
· Rising Action
· Falling Action (also called Denoument)
Exposition is the first part of a plot. It's primary function is to introduce us to the world of the play: the characters, the surroundings, and norm. It's important to remember that the normal world of the play or film may NOT be our normal world--if the normal world for the characters in the plot is prison, or outer space, or the zombie apocalypse, then that's normal for them (while it would not be normal for us). Exposition also gives us the background information we need to know to follow along with the events of the plot as it unfolds. In short, Exposition lets us know what the status quo is for the world of the play. It may not be OUR status quo, but it is the status quo for the characters in the play, and as such, it serves as the starting point for the plot.
The Inciting Event is the moment (a single event) that breaks the status quo and forever changes the life of the main character in the play. It introduces the problem that must be solved in the plot, the first complication in the play. Without the Inciting Event, we wouldn't have much of a play or film because the world of the play would continue on in the same humdrum way. Without the Inciting Event, the play would be BORING. This is the moment that really gets the ball rolling!
The Rising Action will usually make up the bulk of the plot. In a plot structure this is where the problems and complications of the main character (protagonist) get more and more challenging. The chain of events in the plot create more and more tension, with the problems getting bigger and bigger. This is where the real action is!
The Climax in a plot is the point of no return. It is a SINGLE MOMENT or EVENT in the plot at which the tensions in the Rising Action have reached their highest point, and then subside. These tensions may be resolved happily, or they may end in disaster or death, but either way, the tension goes out of the plot--we reach a conclusion one way or another. The tension goes out of the plot at the Climax. If you (as an audience member) still have lots of questions about how things will turn out, then you probably haven't reached the climax of the plot yet--the climax is the point where most of our big questions are answered and we pretty much know how the story will turn out.
The Falling Action in a plot is where all of the loose ends in a play or film get wrapped up. Since the tension has gone out of the plot at the Climax, the audience has a pretty good idea of how things turn out, but there may still be some details or small questions to resolve. The Falling Action may also give us an idea of the new status quo for the protagonist (especially if he or she didn't die at the Climax!).
So, now that we've gone through all the parts of the plot structure in a bit more detail, here's another look at the whole thing one more time. These pieces will go in this order, and they rely upon each other--you won't get to the Rising Action if you don't have an Inciting Event, and so on. It's important to keep in mind that the Exposition, Rising Action, and Falling Action are series of events, while the Inciting Event and the Climax are single moments or single events.